Doane University ATHLETICS
With a rich history spanning back to its founding in 1872, the university has evolved and undergone a comprehensive transformation in 2009, operating five distinct schools: Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Education, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Graduate Studies.
Doane University is well-known for providing a holistic education. Its liberal arts curriculum is combined with experiential activities for undergraduates.
In addition to its academic offerings, it provides an excellent athletic program for its student-athletes.
Doane University Tigers
Doane University has had a long history of success in athletic conference championships. The University is a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) and competes in over 15 sports teams, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and track & field.
In recent years, the Tigers have been on fire.
In 2018-19 alone, they won five IIAC championships: Softball (regular season and tournament), Men’s Indoor Track & Field (regular season and tournament), as well as Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (tournament).
This was followed by wins in 2019-20: Baseball (tournament), Women’s Soccer (regular season), and Women’s Basketball (tournament).
Doane alumni have also achieved impressive success.
Football player Bryan Reimers earned Player of the Year honors in both 2017 and 2018 for his performance as defensive end for the Tigers. Reimers went on to be drafted by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2019.
Meanwhile, Jaden Kleinhesselink was picked up by the Colorado Rockies after being named Pitcher of the Year for 2018-19 at Doane.
To ensure that the student-athletes perform at their best, the athletic department has collaborated with the nutrition center to introduce nutritional counseling sessions designed to keep the athletes healthy while they perform.
This program has significantly reduced injuries throughout the year while producing better results among student-athletes during athletic competitions. This initiative is a testament to the university’s commitment to the holistic development of their student-athletes.
Quality Coaching and Valuable Lessons
At Doane University, the athletic program is dedicated to providing quality coaching that helps prepare student-athletes for their individual and team goals while teaching positive values needed for success in any field.
The coaching staff understands that the skills learned on the field translate to skills needed to succeed outside of sports.
They believe that student-athletes should learn and develop values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership, which are essential for success both on the field and outside of it.
Support from Alumni
Doane University has an extensive network of alumni who continue to support and offer guidance to current students looking for guidance or advice on achieving their goals, both during their time at Doane and after graduation.
This network of alumni provides student-athletes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a valuable resource for their future careers.
Doane University is an excellent opportunity for student-athletes looking for competitive challenges, as well as valuable lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership – all necessary skills for success both on the field and outside of it.
The university’s commitment to providing a holistic education and athletic program is second to none, making it an ideal destination for students looking to make a lasting impact.
Nebraska Greats Foundation Doane University Recipients
If you are a current or former college athlete letter-winner and need medical or financial assistance, the Nebraska Greats Foundation is here to help you just like we’ve helped all of our recipients from all 16 colleges in Nebraska, including Wayne State College. CLICK HERE to apply for help and CLICK HERE to refer an athlete needing care so we can help.
Jeremy Fossum, Baseball
Jeremy Fossum, a baseball player from Bellevue, NE, attending Doane University, was diagnosed with an operable brain tumor. Due to his age, he was no longer covered by his family’s health insurance, which resulted in significant expenses from the operation and associated care. As he was also dealing with significant student loan debt while pursuing a physical therapy career, the Nebraska Greats Foundation helped him with medical expenses.